What’s Ma’din? how has it happened?
Ma’din is profoundly traditional, with a mission to promote Islamic faith tradition and scholarship with ingenuity and drive. At the same time, and without the slightest sense of contradiction, Ma’din is profoundly modern to address the challenges and changes of the world being a global hub for fundamental and futuristic technologies, research, and innovation.
My beloved father Sayyid Ahmadul Bukhari was a kind and visionary parent who seeded thoughts in our hearts when we were young to do something meaningful to humanity and used to teach us valuable and inspiring lessons of great giving by himself. In my childhood, every time, I used to see him surrounded by people with complex problems and issues and they would go back satisfied for getting wise solutions and advice. He was a great humanitarian and lived as a shelter for people irrespective of which religion they belong to. He taught us to believe in education is the only too to transform the world and remained very keen on our academic progress and readings. This is how I happened to dream a movement like Ma’din. I began my journey with 100 students and two staff, now by the grace of Almighty, it reached more than 30 thousand students on different campuses in the country and abroad and it still evolves. Our driving force, undoubtedly, has been the support people keep extending for us. They stood by us as
we contributed to shaping past and present in a bid to make a better tomorrow!
What makes Ma’din distinct from the rest is its international collaborations with various leading universities and movements, what’s your take on this?
In our journey to accomplish the missions for the better tomorrow, we are a proud representative of many global initiatives held under the United Nations (UN) and other award-winning NGOs. Apart from our credit for having various academic collaborations with many premier universities in the world, we had a special distinction of being a joint organizer of the G20 Interfaith Summit. In line with the development plans of the State and Central Governments, We have collaborated with several departments to bring changes and promote innovations in the field of education, health, agriculture, and social service.
For Ma’din, 2020 is Year of Future…
We have decided to observe 2020 as The Year of Future in a mission to keeping pace with future technology and creating novel platforms aiming at encouraging the new generation to make the best of innovation to shape a better future.
The most dramatic and ultimately revolutionary changes happen in every area of education. Yet, schools and education stakeholders fail to keep pace with engaging in significant changes to the core curriculum and pedagogy and learners are grappling with the disruption and fear of the unknown in the higher education sector. In this face of fundamental challenge, Madin transforms the operating system of education in a bid to better prepare students to succeed after graduation.
As part of the Year of Future, Madin Future Academy will be launched at Dubai Knowledge Park with the accreditation of The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)- Dubai. Before MFA, we had already started a center for higher-level training programs namely Desert Side Training Institute which provides courses in cybersecurity and early childhood education offered by Montgomery College in the USA.
Madin will start executive programs and increase investments in futuristic technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Automation, and machine learning in its centers in Kerala and abroad along with the efforts to boost startups and stimulate incubation activity. Ginger Lab is a recently launched startup by Ma’din Academy which aims at facilitating science lessons for the students. Ma’din Future Summit and expo are in the plan to be held in forthcoming years. A future council comprises of leading global minds in the field was formed to execute The Year of Future and Madin’s future accelerations.
Covid-19 has has come as an unexpected guest to our society and it speeds up our innovation to keep the generations ahead.